The Cottage Senior Living facility is set for its grand opening/open house on Dec. 14. The old nurses cottage on the grounds of the former Regional Treatment Center has undergone renovations over the last few years, a spruce up of the outside and some remodeling/cleaning on the inside. “Most…

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After 34 years, Sgt. Tina Tungseth has retired from the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. Primarily working in the county jail, Tungseth spent her career helping others. “My father served in the Army for 22 years retiring as a major and then became a minister who later received his doctora…

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The holiday season is upon us and increased prices on goods and services and even the meals we share with loved ones this time of the year are putting added strain on family budgets.

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All individuals, at some point in life, will experience the loss of a loved one and it’s valuable to know how to support and comfort those who are grieving. Whether it’s attending a memorial service, funeral or wake, showing up in support of a friend or family member who has lost a loved one…

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Eight area fellows have been selected to participate in the Rural Cohort of the Education Policy Fellowship. Participants have been carefully selected throughout Lakes Country Service Cooperative’s nine-county region in west-central Minnesota. The Minnesota EducationPolicy Fellowship is a jo…

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The holidays are all about giving thanks and spreading joy. One important way to spread joy this season is through donating time or funds to a local food shelf.

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Otter Tail County is seeking feedback from the public on its recently updated draft of the multi-hazard mitigation plan (MHMP). The public review and comment period is now open, and will remain open until Dec. 15. After public review and comment is complete, the county will submit the update…

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December is here and it’s that time of year when the Christmas tunes are on full blast. After a subdued Christmas season in 2020, the Heart O’ Lakes Harmony (HOLH) chorus is bringing the holiday spirit back this year by hosting a jolly Christmas show. The show, described as a “unique evening…

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On Nov. 22, the Fergus Falls High School Student Council delivered nearly 1,000 pounds of nonperishable donated food to the Fergus Falls Community Food Shelf. The Student Council holds a food drive annually, and since 2010, they have been able to deliver between 800-1,200 pounds of donated f…

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The M State Music Department will be hosting a choral concert in Legacy Hall at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

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Going into this class to take an internship, I already knew I wanted to go into the manufacturing side, so I proceeded to go into welding because I love working with metal. I can really see myself in this field and expect to make it a career.

When workers were sent home and told to work remotely, it took some getting used to. There was a learning curve, but workers have adjusted to remote work and many even prefer it. Whether it’s a totally remote work schedule, or just a couple of days a week remote, the flexibility that working…

Concern has been raised about the fate of geese and ducks that gather near the levee on the Otter Tail River in Fergus Falls. Some worry that the geese will freeze into the river, be unable to escape and die.

Question: Hello, I watched a news report which involved a carjacking in St. Paul. I live in Minnesota. The carjacker was apprehended when they attempted to burglarize the victim’s home using the address found on insurance paperwork located in the victim’s car.

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The New York Mills (NYM) Regional Cultural Center will be hosting their annual winter fundraiser at the NYM City Hall Ballroom on Wednesday (Dec. 1) from 6-8 p.m. There will be pay-to-play creative activities, a live auction, quilt raffle drawing, wine tasting, gifts and more. Refreshments w…

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Over the holiday weekend, the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle crash. At approximately 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, officers were on the scene, located south of Carlisle near the intersection of County Highway 88 and 155th Avenue. The driver and sole occupant of th…

Often, the stereotype of rural small towns is that they are “dying” or “shrinking.” People may think there aren’t jobs, things to do, people to meet or places to go.

The Bremer Bank Home For Good initiative will be donating “Welcome Home” kits to five Fergus Falls area families who are in the process of transitioning to stable housing.

Brunswick Corporation recently announced its New York Mills manufacturing facility has been honored with the Inclusive Workforce Employer Designation (IWED) by the Regional Workforce Alliance of Northwest Minnesota. This prestigious recognition recognizes Brunswick’s commitment to, and devel…

Small Business Saturday has become a national, annual celebration, supporting local businesses and economies by reminding consumers to buy their goods and gifts from shops, restaurants and retailers that are locally owned and operated. The goal is to support the businesses that play a vital …

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The Red River Flour Mill towers above downtown Fergus Falls. It has stood empty since the late 1980s, but that is all about to change with property owner Kevin Bartram’s plan.

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According to the National Farmers Union (NFU), farmers and ranchers will only receive 14.3 cents for every dollar Americans spend on their Thanksgiving meal this year.

Question: I just heard about “Winter Hazard Awareness Week.” Can you talk about that?

Americans have endured some tough years of late, which is nothing new in our history. One example is 1918, when people found plenty of reason to celebrate Thanksgiving.

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Charles Willis Gramith, 73, of Roseville was sentenced on Wednesday, to 113 days in the Otter Tail County (OTC) Jail and 60 days of electronic home monitoring after accepting a plea deal in the boating crash that caused the death of Neil Baker, a 52-year-old man from Elysian on Aug. 22, 2020.

Hello! My name is Chloe Engelhart and I am a senior this year at the Fergus Falls Public High School. I have decided to take a work-based learning class to help confirm my passion for nursing. My internship consists of working with the Thrive program with Leah Jesser from Otter Tail County P…

There is plenty in the news these days about the financial challenges surrounding health care. Consumer out-of-pocket spending on health care jumped 10% in 2021, a trend that is expected to continue at that growth rate for at least the next five years. At the same time, rural health care sys…

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Ottertail County (OTC) has over 1,600 lakes, only six of those being impaired. These lakes are an integral part of what OTC is. After all it is the county with the most lakes in all of the United States. Not only that, but our water is very clean. From drinking water to surface water, OTC ca…

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The Kaddatz Galleries, Springboard for the Arts and PioneerCare have teamed up and will be welcoming two resident artists into the PioneerCare facilities through the spring of 2022. Recently, they welcomed the first resident artist, Elyse-Krista Mische, who will be spending three and a half …

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Otter Tail County deputies responded to an early morning call on Monday to an unknown person entering a residence and yelling for help. Michael Norgren, who lives north of Elizabeth, contacted law enforcement at approximately 2:24 a.m. Norgren stated a man was yelling for help inside his hom…

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Families from across the region gathered in Battle Lake on Nov. 14 to celebrate the 2020-2021 4-H Records Award winners. Forty-four youth, grades kindergarten to 12th grade were nominated for Records Awards for the past year. After review, winners were selected and recognized at the ceremony.

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The Dalton Christmas Fest Threshing Village tour of lights will be open every evening from 5:30-10 p.m. Nov. 25 through Jan. 2. The display offers Christmas lights as well as Santa visits. A tree lighting will take place at the Village at 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving. There will also be “Special E…

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Lakes Community Church will be hosting a Christmas sing-along on Dec. 4 at 4 p.m at 201 Main Ave E. in Clitherall. The event will offer a night of Christmas carols, music, and a meal will be provided.

The countdown lasted until midnight last night during the 2021 Give to the Max Day. As the clock struck 12, $34.3 million dollars had been donated to Minnesota nonprofits and schools.

The Polar Plunge is back for the third year in a row on Feb. 5 at noon on Otter Tail Lake. Otter Tail Lakes Country Association (OTLCA) and the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office are partnering in this event to raise money for Special Olympics. The goal is to raise $65,000 in 2022.

Wick Communications, parent company of the Daily Journal, is partnering with Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication on a project to help combat misinformation and encourage healthy online dialogue.

On Nov. 12 Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach (R) led the entire Minnesota House delegation in introducing two bipartisan bills to rename post offices in the Seventh Congressional District.

This coming Sunday, M State student musicians and local high school band directors will come together for a collaborative concert. Both the college jazz and concert bands will perform, with an added musical touch from area high school band directors.

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Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is privileged to announce that Stained, a glass art studio formerly known as Flamingo Glass has transferred owners and has reopened. Located in the lower level of The Flower Mill Unique Floral Expressions at 205 W. Lincoln Ave., the studio will provide both unique …

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To help bring the community together and celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving, five Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) churches in Fergus Falls are teaming up to host a collaborative Thanksgiving worship service. 

”How Magicians Think: Misdirection, Deception, and Why Magic Matters” by Joshua Jay

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ST. PAUL – COVID-19 threatened to derail a major research project detailing Fergus Falls’ history as the city prepares for its 150th-anniversary celebration next year. Collaboration, dedication and creativity prevailed over the pandemic.

My name is Piper Andrews, I enrolled in the work-based learning (WBL) program because I thought it would be a good opportunity to explore different jobs that I have been interested in. I heard about the program through my financial and life management class when Mrs. Enderson came and talked…

Question: I was wondering if I bought my tabs for 2022 now as I am a snowbird and will be out of state when they are due, can I display them now before I leave?

On Oct. 20, students and staff at Kennedy Secondary School (KSS) in Fergus Falls celebrated their first Unity Day, which is a national celebration recognized by schools across the country. Unity Day encourages schools to continue striving to create a more kind, accepting and inclusive enviro…

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The first few weeks of the ice fishing season usually offer the best fishing action for walleyes of the entire winter season. Here is a look at suggestions that can help tip the odds for ice fishing success in your favor should you chose to get in on this “prime time” fishing pattern!

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The Lakes Area Precious Plastic Lab is partnering with artists to design three unique holiday ornament designs that will be used for area events and in the Plastic Lab. This project highlights how creativity can help us think about our waste differently, and how artists can interact with the…

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At Monday’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting, the board recognized two city workers that are retiring from their positions. Pat Kava, who most recently has been the landfill operator, is set to retire after 7 years with the city. Also, Dave Christianson, who has worn a few different …

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The Nov. 15 school board meeting started off with a presentation from Curriculum Director Kristie Sullivan on the “World’s Best Workforce” report. The report was a review of the district’s strategic plan to prepare students for success in the classroom, in their communities and beyond. Sulli…

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Fergus Falls Kennedy Secondary School (KSS) student Destiny Maanum is on a creative pursuit. Made possible by a company called the Twisted Pen Factory, Maanum creates pens of all sorts of varying shapes and colors every Friday morning.

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Chahinkapa Zoo had the right to appeal the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) denying its continued accreditation. The zoo’s board of directors, however, announced Monday, Nov. 15 that it will forgo the appeal and instead disassociate from the AZA.

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